Vise Feature: Best Parcel Forwarding Services for International Shoppers [UPDATE 3]
We all know about the restrictions of Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Apple Store and even Google Store. But there are thousands more out there just like these… they have shipping as well as payment restrictions. Some don’t want to accept our credit cards while others simply say we accept PayPal only!
We have already talked about how one can get a decent payment solution in our post of Virtual Debit Cards and we have also covered how to buy items from Google Play Store which is a completely different ball game altogether but here we will focus on getting the items forwarded to you from websites that dont allow shipping outside US or UK.
How Parcel Forwarding Services Really Work
These services simply give you a US address or in some cases EU and Japan address also when you sign up with them which is sometimes free (be sure to read the FAQ). All you need to do is ship your purchases to that address from the online store and once the forwarding service receives your items they will forward those parcels to your destination address. Bear in mind that there is shipping cost but you can always calculate it before hand and almost always track it.
And now for the list of parcel forwarding services.
Borderlinx gives you a free account. With them you either get 2 different shipping addresses which you can use while online shopping; one for UK and the other for US. Their main courier is DHL which as we all know is very reliable. Their parcel forwarding service also includes repackaging and consolidating multiple packages to save you money. They don’t cater to a lot of countries and to be specific they ship to only 60 countries, so be sure to check if your destination country is listed with their service or not. You can calculate the estimated cost, track your shipping, and check your items in the waiting list. They hold your parcels for 30 days free of charge but after that they apply a certain fee to extend it for another 30 days. For more information you can always check out the website, or its FAQ. They accept payments for parcel forwarding via PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Cash U for some countries. Borderlinx is also running a promo these days for a 25% off the regular shipping till 2000 users consume the code or till Feb 28th 2015. The promotion is also only for purchases completed via PayPal in Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, KSA, Turkey and UAE. The promo code is PAYPALSHOP
Last updated: Oct ’14
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